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Content posted in August 2000
Micro technologies save energy, space
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8/21/2000  Post a comment
Omron Electronics introduced two products that have design features measured in microns.
Café Formulae, s'il vouz plaît
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8/21/2000  Post a comment
Look for a wide menu of formulas, conversions, definitions, and references at the RF Café, www.rfcafe.com.
PC Expo vendors shun cables
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The irony of attending the PC Expo conference here in June was that the show really did not focus on PCs.
DAC 2000: Semiconductors echo mechanical trends
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Apart from seeing the acronym SoC (system on a chip) all over the Design Automation Conference 2000, the buzzwords were: reuse, design and project management, communication, and collaboration.
Bearing no blame
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Sick and tired of having fingers pointed at bearings as the leading cause of machine downtime and failures, bearing manufacturer SKF recently asked some engineers to debunk the myth.
Linear motors, or not?
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Although many of its competitors have incorporated linear motors into new machine tool designs, engineers at Lamb Technicon say that the technology has yet to offer the appropriate price/performance trade-off to justify its use.
Robo mower won't cop out
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Friendly Robotics has developed the RL500 robotic lawnmower that uses a miniature electronic brain based on its proprietary Robo-Scanrtechnology to systematically cut grass.
GPS in your Palm (top)
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Controllers ease hydraulic integration
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Hydroforming is a single-step process used in the automotive industry for forming metal parts and components.
Acrylic beats alcohol problems
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Cyro Industries has set out to eliminate two long-standing sensitivities with the introduction of new acrylic-based terpolymers.
Engineers push network bus standard
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Concerned over a lack of openness, engineers and sensor manufacturers are pushing for standards that would simplify networking of industrial sensors.
Show Stoppers
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